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When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car... See more »

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Rudy Russo
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Roy L. Fuchs / Luke Fuchs
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Jeff
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Jim the Mechanic
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Barbara Fuchs
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Sam Slaton (as Joseph P. Flaherty)
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Freddie Paris
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Eddie Winslow
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Mickey
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Carmine
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Manuel
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Judge Harrison
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Mr. Ghertner
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Charlie
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Tucker
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Al
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Stanley Dewoski (as Dan Barrows)
Cheryl Rixon ...
Margaret
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Nervous Nona (as Miss Wendie Jo Sperber)
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Heavy Duty Dubois
Susan Donovan ...
Charlie's Wife
Don Ruskin ...
Fuchs' Salesman
Jan Sandwich ...
Al's Wife
Tracy Lee Rowe ...
Al's Kid
Kurtis Sanders ...
Al's Kid
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Al's Kid
Patrick McMorrow ...
Mr. O'Hara
Joseph Barnaba ...
Mr. Douglas
Diane Hardin ...
Mrs. Douglas (as Diane Hill)
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Man In Bed
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Woman In Bed
Dave Herrera ...
Mr. Lopez
Walter Jackson ...
Mr. Jackson
Gene Blakely ...
Mr. Books
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Bunny
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Bus Boy
Tiny Wells ...
Food Giant
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Reese (as Terrence Knox)
Tony Lucatorto ...
Foley
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Police Sergeant (as Will McMillan)
Josiah Steiner ...
Bicycle Kid
Douglas O. Tepper ...
Bicycle Kid
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Video Technician
Frank Harmon ...
Bartender
Allen Wood ...
Bailiff
John M. Abbott ...
Clem (as John Abbott)
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Court Assistant
Bill Wine ...
Poindexter
Judy Began ...
Gertrude
Phillip Greenwood ...
Dalton
Alex Herring ...
Demetrius
William Shelton ...
Savon
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Cop at Roadblock (as Sandy Gibbons)
Mildred Brion ...
Little Old Lady
Peanuts ...
Toby (Dog)
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President Carter (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Lyle Gold ...
Car Shopper (uncredited)
Stephen Lloyd ...
Boy Scout (uncredited)
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Car Shopper (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Zemeckis

Written by

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Robert Zemeckis ... (written by) &
Bob Gale ... (written by)

Produced by

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Bob Gale ... producer
John Milius ... executive producer
Steven Spielberg ... executive producer
John G. Wilson ... associate producer

Music by

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Patrick Williams

Cinematography by

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Donald M. Morgan ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Michael Kahn

Editorial Department

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Greig McRitchie ... assistant editor
Julie Kahn Zunder ... apprentice editor (as Julie Kahn)
Bruce Pearson ... color timer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Sally Dennison

Production Design by

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Peter Jamison ... (as Peter M. Jamison)

Set Decoration by

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Linda Spheeris

Makeup Department

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Gina Kearns ... hair stylist
Jack Petty ... makeup artist
Jack H. Young ... makeup artist

Production Management

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John G. Wilson ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Joseph A. Ingraffia ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Terry Leonard ... second unit director (as Terry J. Leonard)
Richard Luke Rothschild ... first assistant director
John M. Poer ... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)

Art Department

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Jack E. Ackerman ... property master
Jack Torpin ... construction coordinator
Jaime Bird ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Francis N. 'Lucky' Costello ... painter (uncredited)
Louis S. Fleming ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Jerry Gruepzmrcher ... propmaker (uncredited)
Moe Larson ... painter (uncredited)
Anthony Listro ... laborer (uncredited)
Wayne Smith ... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Bo Welch ... assistant art director (uncredited)
William Kemper Wright ... leadman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Charles L. Campbell ... supervising sound effects editor (as Charles Campbell)
Larry Carow ... sound effects editor
Ronald G. Cogswell ... sound
Jim Cook ... re-recording mixer
Louis L. Edemann ... sound effects editor (as Lou Edemann)
Richard C. Franklin ... sound effects editor (as Rick Franklin)
Chris Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
David Pettijohn ... sound effects editor
Paul A. Sharpe ... re-recording mixer (as Paul Sharpe)
Bob Atkinson ... cableman (uncredited)
Pam Raklewicz ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ken Estes ... special effects crew (as Kenneth Estes)
Billy Myatt ... special effects supervisor (as Bill Myatt)
Joe Zomar ... special effects crew

Stunts

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Steve Boyum ... stunt double: Gerrit Graham
Tony Brubaker ... stunts
Clint Bryant ... stunts
Vince Deadrick Sr. ... stunt double: Jack Warden
Bennie E. Dobbins ... stunts (as Bennie Dobbins)
Jeannie Epper ... stunts
Richard Epper ... stunts
Linda Rae Jurgens ... stunts
Max Kleven ... stunts
Terry Leonard ... stunt coordinator (as Terry J. Leonard)
Jack Lilley ... stunts
Carey Loftin ... stunts
John Meier ... stunts
J.R. Randall ... stunts
Larry Randles ... stunts
Walter Scott ... stunts
Dick Warlock ... stunt double: Kurt Russell
Ted White ... stunts
Lyle Gold ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Kurtis Sanders ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Frank M. Holgate ... photographer: second unit (as Frank Holgate)
Bill Hughes ... video crew
Alan Landaker ... video supervisor
Hal Landaker ... video displays
Richard A. Mention III ... first assistant camera (as Rickey Mention)
Chris Schwiebert ... camera operator
Calvin Sterry ... key grip (as Cal Sterry)
Orlando Suero ... still photographer (as Orlando)
Bill Tenny ... gaffer (as Bill 'The Gummer' Tenny)
Richard Turner ... second assistant camera
Jeffrey Wheat ... video camera (as Jeff Wheat)
Rick Whitfield ... video coordinator
Larry Wood ... video crew
Raymond Bastonero ... generator operator (uncredited)
Ophelious Braxton ... grip (uncredited)
Don Cady ... electrician (uncredited)
Ed Cooper ... best boy (uncredited)
Elliot Davis ... camera operator (uncredited)
Robert Duggan ... second grip (uncredited)
Eleutelio Escobar ... generator operator (uncredited)
Robert Fiore ... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Scott Miller ... opening title sequence (uncredited)
Gordon Paschal ... first camera assistant (uncredited)
Clay H. Wilson ... dolly grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Barbara Johnson ... casting assistant (as Barbara D. Johnson)
Stephanie Squires ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Phyllis Garr ... wardrobe: women
Ed Wynigear ... wardrobe: men
Jerry Sklar ... assistant wardrobe: men (uncredited)

Location Management

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Richard Alexander ... location manager

Music Department

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John Mick ... music editor
Ernest Gold ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Angela Morley ... additional orchestrator (uncredited)
Sam Nestico ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Paul Casella Jr. ... transportation coordinator
William Charles Hauer ... transportation co-captain (as Chuck Hauer)
Gina August ... driver (uncredited)
Marvin Jeff Davenport ... driver (uncredited)
Bill Demello ... driver (uncredited)
Walt Freitas ... driver (uncredited)
Bill Fury ... driver (uncredited)
Tommy Hansmann ... driver (uncredited)
Charles Knapp ... driver (uncredited)
Bill Nuss ... driver (uncredited)
Gene Payne ... driver coordinator (uncredited)
John Pringle ... driver (uncredited)
Tony Quihuis ... driver (uncredited)
Skip Steffens ... driver (uncredited)
Walter Vermilye ... driver (uncredited)
Norm Walke ... driver (uncredited)
Ben Ward ... driver (uncredited)
Jack Warner ... driver (uncredited)
Mark Wescott ... driver (uncredited)
James Womack ... driver (uncredited)
Dennis Yank ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Peter Benoit ... unit publicist
Martin Casella ... production assistant (as Marty Casella)
Frank DeMichelis ... craft service
Moe Di Sesso ... animal provider (as Moe Disesso)
Marilyn Giardino ... script supervisor
Margaret Mitchell ... production accountant (as Margaret A. Mitchell)
Morgan Moore ... publicity coordinator (as Morgan B. Moore)
Mary Anne Porlier ... assistant to producer
Pinki Ragan ... production secretary
Michael Saquella ... stand-in: rosamund pike
Tony Shields ... animal handler
Marilyn Giardino ... choreographer (uncredited)
Michael Hill ... auditor trainee (uncredited)
Richard Morgan ... first aid (uncredited)
Karen Morris ... producers office assistant (uncredited) / production office support (uncredited)
Norma Nahsonhoya ... production secretary (uncredited)
Ruben Quintero ... caterer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Used car salesman Rudy Russo (Kurt Russell) needs money to run for State Senate, so he approaches his boss Luke (Jack Warden). Luke agrees to front him the $10,000 he needs, but then encounters an "accident" orchestrated by his brother Roy also played by Warden, who runs the car lot across the street. Roy is hoping to claim title to his brother's property because Roy's paying off the mayor to put the new interstate through the area. After Luke disappears, it's all out war between the competing car shops, and no nasty trick is off limits as Rudy and his gang fight to keep Roy from taking Luke's property. Then Luke's daughter shows up. Written by Ed Sutton

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Taglines The screen's wildest race against time is the biggest auto stampede ever! See more »
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Also Known As
  • La grosse magouille (France)
  • Mit einem Bein im Kittchen (Germany)
  • Frenos rotos, coches locos (Spain)
  • Masini uzate (Romania)
  • Brukte biler og sleipe selgere (Norway)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia In the scene where Roy Fuchs (Jack Warden) walks up to Rudy (Kurt Russell) and Jeff (Gerrit Graham) as they're finishing shoveling dirt over the spot where they buried Luke, Graham didn't have any lines and kept pestering Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale for lines. Finally, he just decides to repeat whatever Russell said to Warden. Apparently Warden was unaware of what Graham was doing, thus his line "What're you? A fuckin' parrot?". It was Warden's genuine annoyance at Graham, which worked so well in the scene that it was included in the final cut. See more »
Goofs When Barbara is in court defending the "mile of cars" accusation, Sam (the "Prosecutor") points out that she already has 25 cars on her lot "according to witnesses". If one mile of cars is 250 cars, and Rudy has "exactly 250 drivers" to drive back the 250 cars he bought from the Mexican, then they are well over the mark with one mile + 25 cars. They didn't have a "one car safety margin," they had a 25-car safety margin. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Al Lewis: Forever Grandpa (2000). See more »
Soundtracks USED CARS See more »
Crazy Credits The film's closing credits state: "The producers wish to thank the governor, people and motion picture office of the State of Arizona for their cooperation in the production of this motion picture." See more »
Quotes Rudy: Charlie, I broke my back getting you this deal. You know that...
Charlie: Fifty bucks never killed anybody.
Rudy: [pressing] You're not going to find another deal like this anywhere in town.
Charlie: Fifty bucks never killed anybody.
Rudy: [pleading] We shook hands on this... a deal's a deal.
Charlie: Fifty bucks never...
Rudy: [throws up his hands in mock disgust] Okay Charlie, you got it, you win - I'll see what I can do... But I'm telling ya, my boss sees these figures, he's going to have a stroke.
[exits]
Charlie: [scoffs] What's he trying to pull? Fifty bucks never killed anybody.
Charlie: [Luke bursts in, red face and clutching his chest - Charlie panics] Okay, it's a deal, it's a deal! I'll sign! I'll sign!
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